Midlands firm provides ‘massive donation’ of fishing tackle….

The National School of Angling received a massive donation of equipment thanks to the generosity of Midlands tackle giants “Leeda”.

Nic Brown marketing manager of Leeda invited Draycott Moor College students Ben Holdcroft and Daniel Oldfield to the Redditch based company to collect the equipment along with teaching assistant Melisa Dickenson and National School of Angling Coaching Director Dave Smith.

Melisa said “ Taking Ben and Dan to Leeda fitted perfectly with our ongoing student social skills development programme, and having Dave along who happens to be our class teacher at school made the visit even more special. The boys were given a guided tour of the factory and saw how a major company operates, they were also able to chat to staff and ask questions related to the daily running of the business.”

The equipment including rods, reels, starter kits, luggage and nets will be used by Dave and his fellow coaches in their coaching both with the Draycott Moor College and at the National School of Angling based at Cudmore Fishery in Staffordshire. Leeda are one of many companies who have pledged their support of equipment to the National School of Angling in its aim to promote and increase junior participation within the sport of Angling.

Dave added: “The donation from Leeda is amazing it was a good job we took the largest minibus the college has as it was filled to the roof with donated equipment. This equipment will now be used to give thousands of new young anglers access to Angling and at the same time assist with their education. I must say a big thank you to Nic and all involved at Leeda their donation makes my task within the national School so much easier and shows what great commitment the industry is putting into junior angling development.”